Welcome to the website of the 'Friends of the Rec' which was formed as a registered charity in 2003 to support sport, wellbeing and recreation in our community, primarily on the Histon & Impington Recreation Ground .
Sport – the Friends of the Rec are active in the promotion and development of sporting and exercise activities for residents of all ages, primarily on Histon & Impington Recreation Ground. We currently organise over 15 weekly activities on the Rec. We helped start HI Runners and in Spring 2018 are launching the Histon & Impington Community Athletics Club for children and young people.
Wellbeing - working closely with the Histon & Impington Community Village Older People’s Coordinator team (Jean Newman and Paul Seekings) we help organise dedicated activities to support older people including stroke recoverers and a new Memory & Coordination activity. These activities are organised under the umbrella of the HI Rec Monday Club.
Recreation – the Friends undertake a number of popular fundraising events to help develop facilities on the Recreation Ground and the Rec Play Area. Funds have been raised to provide a new quiet area on the Rec which includes restoration of the old Agricultural Pump.
Our community fundraising takes place throughout the year with a variety of different events such as the Impington 5k Running Festival in May, Flaming June Half Marathon in June, Strawberry 50 Cycle Event in September and, to round the year off, the Bonfire Burn 10k in November - all now well established and highly popular on local event calendars. The Friends are always keen to innovate with new event ideas.
Don’t Miss Our Next Exciting Events !
See Events for more details.
Sat 4 May to Sun 12th 2019: Village Wellbeing Week
The Friends are working closely with Histon & Impington Community (HICOM) to bring this new initiative to the village. Look out for more information at HICOM’s website.
Monday 6 May 2019: Impington Running Festival
This was hugely successful last year with a range of running events for all the family, including the Super Sensory 1K around the Rec – dotted with Sensory Stations to delight your senses – touch, taste, view, hear and smell 😀 . Fun for everyone as participants can walk, run, push or be pushed!
Sunday 2 June 2019: Flaming June Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon
Don’t miss this immensely popular running event. The Half Marathon starts at 9:30am and there’s a Quarter Marathon and a HI Wellbeing Mile for families and children around Histon & Impington Recreation Ground.
See www.theflamingjunehalf.co.uk for more details and registration.
Friday 5 July 2019: Indie Killers Concert !
A return of the band the “Indie Killers”. Doors open 7.00pm at the Grand Marquee Histon & Impington Recreation Ground.
See www.hisimpfotr.co.uk/indie for further information and to purchase tickets.